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The Solar Power Industry and Its Growing Pains

Tim Mack

Tim Mack

The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative in the Hawaiian Islands would seem to be the poster child for the increasing market penetration of solar power. KIUC has quintupled utility-scale solar capacity over the past year and soon may approach 80% of peak power generation for solar on the island, as MIT Technology Review contributing editor Peter Fairley recently reported.

The Legal Nightmares of Self-Driving Cars

Tim Mack

Tim Mack

The auto industry is clearly convinced that the question of autonomous vehicles is “not if, but when,” writes Motor Trend technical director Frank Markus, reporting from a forum on Intelligent Transportation Systems in Detroit. Lux Research projects $87 billion in revenues by 2030. But the view is not so clear concerning how the longstanding legal guidelines around automotive liability will be affected.

Big Data - the Real Information Revolution

In my strategic briefings around the country, I routinely ask my audiences (largely managers and professionals), whether they have heard the term "Big Data," and most of them raise their hands. But, when I ask how many of them know exactly what "Big Data" means, almost no hands go up.

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